An American author, she actually is known for works such as for example How exactly to Breathe Underwater (a brief story collection posted in 2003) as well as the Invisible Bridge (a 2010 novel). She also released short tales in Ploughshares, the Paris Review, as well as other significant literary publications. She examined at Cornell School as well as the Iowa Authors’ Workshop and afterwards attended Stanford School on the Stegner Fellowship. She received the Paris Review’s Breakthrough Prize, in addition to two Pushcart Awards. She was created and elevated in Miami, Florida. She afterwards married article writer Ryan Harty. She and Gail Godwin both examined on the Iowa Authors’ Workshop.